A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 149 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:37:29 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000cbgt. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cbgt. Global time and date of event 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 11:37:29 / October 18, 2020 @ 11:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.03 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 153.5063 East, latitude -4.8795 South, depth = 79.03 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 149 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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